Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club literacy-service project to resume this fall
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:03 am

OGDENSBURG -- Thanks to widespread community support, the Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club’s literacy-service project, which began in November 2015, will resume this fall.

The project continues to be an overwhelming success, said a press release from the organization.

“We can’t thank people enough for their wonderful generosity,” organizers said in a prepared statement. “The awesome support received has surpassed expectations. Last year we received and redistributed over 2,000 donated, gently-used/new children’s books.”

The collected books will continue to be distributed to the following locations based on age appropriateness: Well Child Clinics, Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center, Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club, Head Start Classroom at Kennedy School, and two Pediatricians’ Offices.

Deliveries are made to these locations biweekly and sometimes weekly, depending upon supply/demand. It is important to note that the children are given the books to take home. The books are all stamped stating that they are donated by the Ogdensburg Zonta Club.

“We are happy to continue this process as long as donations keep coming in,” the release said. “Books can be given to any Zontian or dropped off at current collection/drop-box locations: Julie Hooper’s Dance Studio, Walmart, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Cafeteria and Community Bank-Ford Street.”